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April 24th, 2022

Up Guide - Off Season and Off the Beaten Path

April 24th, 2022

Written by

Sondre Sommerfelt in collaboration with Up Norway

A cosmopolitan travel writer

This Up Guide is written by insider Sondre Sommerfelt; A cosmopolitan anthropologist, travel writer and cultural entrepreneur, for Up Norway.

Sondre is an Oslo-based travel writer, sailor, skier and cultural critic. He loves the outdoors and city life (who doesn’t) and knows everything that moves on Norway’s cultural and music scene. Enjoy his humorous - yet useful - guides to Norway.

Insider tips

Norway is always amazing, but try to travel outside high seasons. Spring is fantastic - its weather can often be better than in midsummer - and Autumn, in all its colours, is simply breath-taking. Then there’s winter, with dazzling snow and, if you’re lucky... The Northern Lights.

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Stay clear of the beaten track - thanks to Instagram, increasing numbers of travellers visit Norway's most spectacular, but already overcrowded, attractions, such as Trolltunga and Preikestolen.

Most Norwegians who love the outdoors life (and that’s nearly all of them) have not been to these places. It’s not that they can’t, aren’t allowed, don’t have time or money, or are too lazy: It’s that, first of all - as we’ve already stated - the journey is the destination, and it’s what you see on the way that matters. Second, Norwegians don’t like to walk in a line. (Who does, frankly?) And third, there are so many amazing areas to hike that there’s really no need to choose the same trail as everybody else. Let us know what you are after, and we will help you find your way.

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Travel to Norway

Why should you travel to Norway?

What’s the difference between Norway and the rest of the Nordics, you may ask? Oh, come on! The scenery is amazing! Out of this world. Seriously! Mountains, glaciers, fjords, flora, and fauna – from mainland Europe to the Arctic, if you turn 180 degrees and travel the same distance southward you will reach North Africa. That’s a long stretch of Adventure Park. Moose! Reindeers! Whales! Eagles! Puffins! Even the muskoxen, a real stayer! What else do you need to know? Read more here.

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April 24th, 2022

Up Guide - Getting around

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April 24th, 2022

Up Guide - Getting around

Getting around in Norway can be challenging. We promise, however, that we’ll help make your travel a great experience and guide you along the way.

Sondre Sommerfelt in collaboration with Up Norway

A cosmopolitan travel writer